N.C. Lottery Weekly Wrap-Up: Six Wins of $150,000 to $1M Among $27.9M in Prizes

Published Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Two $1 million prizes, a player’s second major win and two prizes for Durham residents were among the biggest and best of the week as lottery players statewide won nearly $4 million a day.

Jack Piercy Jr., a native of Old Fort in McDowell County, was on his way to visit a family member in Morganton when he stopped to fuel up and bought a ticket for the $1,000,000 Jackpot game. When Piercy realized he won the top prize, he called his wife to share the good news. “Guess what I just hit on a scratch-off?” he asked her. “Baby, you’re a millionaire.” {Read More}

The second $1 million prize went to a Wake County man who played 100X The Cash, a game that debuted Tuesday. Randy Black bought his lucky ticket at the Sheetz on Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville. With his win, three top prizes of $4 million and four $1 million prizes remain to be claimed. {Read More}

You could say that James Harrison, a retired catfish farmer from Robersonville in Martin County, caught another big one playing the lottery. “Four months ago I won a million bucks,” the North Carolina native said. “Who’d ever have thought I’d come back for $200,000 more. I’m even more excited over this one.” {Read More}

Two players from Durham claimed big prizes. Carlton Simpson won Monday’s $358,867 Cash 5 jackpot. “It’s like I’m dreaming,” he said. “I’m speechless, really.” {Read More} Barbara Clinton won $150,000 on a White Hot 5’s ticket she purchased at the Bragtown BP Family Fare on Roxboro Road in Durham. {Read More}

Less than three weeks after the Powerball jackpot was won by a resident of Shallotte, the small coastal town in Brunswick County has another big lottery winner. Darlene Anuszewski matched all her numbers in Sunday night’s All or Nothing drawing to win the $250,000 top prize. Eighteen $500 prizes were won in this week’s twice-daily All or Nothing drawings. {Read More}


A Wilmington man won the $50,000 top prize in the Feb. 19 Cash 5 Bonus Bucks drawing. John Allen got his winning entry slip at the Lowes Foods on College Road in Wilmington. The next Bonus Bucks drawing will be held April 23 with an April 8 entry deadline.


The Powerball jackpot has climbed back into triple-digit millions with a $100 million jackpot annuity up for grabs in Saturday’sdrawing. If claimed as a lump sum, the winner would take home $66.3 million. North Carolina has had four Powerball jackpot winners of $74.5 million to $188 million.


Fourteen players won instant prizes of $10,000 to $30,000 this week. They are:


Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played

Aberdeen                       Hailey Clevenger             $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

Bolivia                            Brandy Moore                  $20,000                          Joker’s Wild

Charlotte                        Bregenia Hill-White          $10,000                          100X The Cash

Charlotte                        Dawn Stoeckel                 $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Davidson                        Barbara White                  $10,000                          50X The Cash

Glade Valley                   Johnny Simons                $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Hertford                         Michelle Carter                $10,000                          50X The Cash

Hope Mills                      Roslyn Snell                    $10,000                          50X The Cash

Macclesfield                   Jennifer Webb                 $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Raleigh                          Wendy Mercado               $10,000                          $2,500 a Week for Life!

Robersonville                 Willie Andrews                 $10,000                          Millionaire 7’s

Valdese                          Berry Carver                    $30,000                          Triple Play

Whitakers                      Len Bullock                      $10,000                          $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular

Winston-Salem               Michael Silveri                 $20,000                          The Color of Money

From Feb. 27 through March 5, instant players won more than $22.9 million and draw game players won $4.9 million, including $4.6 million from North Carolina draw games Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5 and All or Nothing. Since last weekend’s drawings, Mega Millions and Powerball players won more than $364,000 in prizes bringing the seven-day total to more than $27.9 million in prizes statewide.




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